Representative Jordan

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Country: Jordan
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Closing date: 24 Jan 2021

Are you a persuasive partnership builder, who is skilled at navigating the Jordanian policy landscape, and has 7+ years of experience working on social issues at home and/or abroad?

Are you interested in working for an international organisation that is committed to tackling inequality and making things better for babies, toddlers and the people who care for them?

Are you an entrepreneurial and creative professional, who can take the lead and shape the Foundation’s newest programme to support all families in Jordan?

*If so, we’d love to hear from you about joining our programme team as Representative Jordan, based in Amman!**


The Representative Jordan will serve as the Foundation’s primary point of contact in Jordan for partnership development and advocacy by consistently expanding our network, sourcing new projects for financial support and representing the Foundation through speaking and writing in public fora. Key areas of responsibility will include:

· Build partnerships including components of financial support, technical assistance and advocacy with government, international organisations, business, academia, non-governmental actors, foundations and civil society stakeholders to:

o Develop and scale up caregiver support in Jordan (Parents+)

o Expand the use of a child-friendly lens to new cities in Jordan (Urban95)

o Incorporate Parents+ and Urban95 concepts into the training of strategic professionals in Jordan (e.g. social
and health workers, urban planners)

o Position Urban95 in the broader debate about the future of cities in Jordan

o Grow and strengthen the overall field of early child development in Jordan

o Develop and gather strategic thinking and knowledge

· Maintain and strengthen partnerships through active monitoring, advising, advocacy, project management and the provision and/or facilitation of technical assistance

· Ensure all flagship projects have robust documentation and evaluation activities built-in

· Contribute to the knowledge base of the Foundation by regularly sharing insights and knowledge coming out of the work in Jordan with the global Foundation team

· Manage local consultants, an operational budget for activities in Jordan, and (potentially in future) a small team, with support from the Foundation headquarters in the Netherlands.

· Advocating for more investment to early childhood development in general by central government, local authorities, international/national NGO’s and international donors

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You will be asked to submit 250-word answers in English to 3 questions related to the work of this role.


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